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The Meaning of Love? MAG

November 8, 2008
By Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
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The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away,
I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say.
As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin,
I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.
Abandoned innocence, stripped away, discarded on the floor.
In the dirt, I bury hope that love leaves unlocked doors.
I am held, though never cherished, yet to be made whole.
My tears can wipe themselves away, but I must save my soul.
Bare feet, run, lead me home, where I am Mother’s child,
And toward the pale rose sunset for a pretty little while.
If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep,
Take me far away from love and tell me what it means.


The author's comments:
Writing is my passion … I hope you enjoy my poem!

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on Aug. 14 2011 at 4:53 pm
gossimergrrl BRONZE, Grosse Ile, Michigan
3 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hamlet: Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." -William Shakespeare

this is really sad and beautiful.

Cello97 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 9 2011 at 8:18 pm
Cello97 BRONZE, Kissimmee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up, never surrender.

This was a really beautiul piece of writing. I just started teenink and im a writr too. When i post em, will you check em out?

on Aug. 9 2011 at 7:43 pm
MusicMovement SILVER, Indianapolis, Indiana
7 articles 3 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you want to be, and not what others want to see

This is an amazing piece. Really beautiful. If you ever have time I would love if you gave your opinion on my writing. I am just starting to write and could really use some feedback. Again, Love this poem!

on Aug. 9 2011 at 5:58 pm
carilloony GOLD, Sterling, Virginia
12 articles 2 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love another person is to see the face of God."

Seriously so so so beautiful. I think i may have commented on this several months back, but i don't feel like looking through all the comments. Especially love the line: "Bare feet, run, lead me home, where I am Mother's child,"

GaelicC said...
on Aug. 9 2011 at 3:27 am
GaelicC, Longford, Other
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Favorite Quote:
No -Rosa Parks

This is beautiful, i really enjoyed it:)

on Aug. 2 2011 at 11:11 am
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments

This is a really meaningful poem. I can only hope to achieve your level of poetry.

Plus please check out my poems, "True Colors" and "When the Storm Comes" and leave some feedback!


BeccaAnne said...
on Jul. 28 2011 at 11:38 pm
BeccaAnne, Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Love me now, love me never. If you love me now, love me forever."

this is amazing!

on Jul. 24 2011 at 7:16 pm
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 769 comments
I read some of ur poems! there REALLY good! If any one loves poems, read ElleNicole's. ur really good at writing poems! keep up the great work! :)(: (and this is no joke what so ever by the way)

on Jul. 24 2011 at 7:13 pm
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 769 comments
wow, its beautiful! great job! I just posted a couple of stories if anyone could read them, that would be great. please post comments and feedback. I enjoy reading it! Thanks, and keep writing! :)(:

on Jul. 24 2011 at 2:44 pm
-daydreamer- SILVER, Smyrna, Tennessee
6 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe.... Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." ---Robin Williams, "Dead Poets Society"

I can't get enough of this poem! It's just beautiful!

on Jul. 21 2011 at 6:10 pm
Ashley Mason BRONZE, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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I like your poem, maybe you could check my poem out if you ever have a moment?

on Jul. 18 2011 at 9:46 pm
MaestroDegrassi BRONZE, Arlington, Texas
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It's really well written, and the words kind of remind me of my poem Stop! Keep up the good work. :)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 9:26 pm
EmptySoul SILVER, Milaca, Minnesota
6 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
No one can hurt me as much as I can hurt myself.

Please, read mine and let me know what you think.

on Jul. 18 2011 at 9:25 pm
EmptySoul SILVER, Milaca, Minnesota
6 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
No one can hurt me as much as I can hurt myself.

This is an amazing poem!

on Jul. 18 2011 at 6:15 pm
LifeWrite PLATINUM, Westfield, New Jersey
44 articles 14 photos 53 comments
Wow! Just wow! I was...brought INTO this poem; like it was written just for me! I am in love with your writing style and I hope you write more like this! :) If you have a chance, I'd realllllly appreciate it if you could tell me what you think of my poems.

on Jul. 18 2011 at 12:18 pm
Angie.Hudak GOLD, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope for the best, expect the worst."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -Bob Marley

This is one of the best poems I've heard in a while! I'm totally in love with your writing<3 I'd love to see more poems like this. There's not many writers in the world thats words speak to me like this one did. I totally understood it all, which most words don't talk to me. I LOVE THIS!<3

on Jul. 18 2011 at 10:39 am
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

this was truly fantastic! ur words relly spoke to me and were visual and discriptive. keep up the gud work!

on Jul. 18 2011 at 9:51 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

"Abandoned innocence, stripped away, discarded on the floor" that was my favourite line... :)

this poem was just lovely. I loved your useage of words!! I didn't just see the picture the poem created..I was IN it.. (check out my poems btw)


on Jul. 18 2011 at 8:56 am
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 769 comments
It was was AWESOME!!! great job! (Sorry for advrertizing) I just wrote two stories called nightstalker and the beast. If anyone could check them out and post some comments and feedback that would be great. Thanks! and keep writing everybody! :)(:

on Jul. 18 2011 at 2:35 am
Anerio_Deorma BRONZE, NULL, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
NULL

You summarize the  thoughts that I do not have the ability to put into words. I feel you and I...we are, among others life's "Humble Observers"